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    School me on visor helmets

    Seeking any beta from mags on helmets with visors.
    Pros/cons, advantages, problems, what to look for or avoid.
    Sick of trying to deal with OTG goggles, and looking for something better.

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    "But with the blast shield down, I can't even see! How am I supposed to shred?"
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    I've seen a couple guys skiing in the Giro one. I applaud Giro for taking on the near impossible task of making a helmet that looks dumber than the Ruroc stuff.

    That aside, I'm skeptical that the face shield would create a good seal against one's face, which means there'd be watery eyes when skiing fast.

    Just wear contacts?

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    Visor as in face shield

    Or

    Visor as in brim/bill

    I assume face shield. I am interested in the giro for my lady as she hates goggles


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    hard no

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2-6 View Post
    "But with the blast shield down, I can't even see! How am I supposed to shred?"
    May god bless you many a time

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    NO to visor helmets (full face shield) Some really good OTG goggles on the market Smith I/OX and Oakley Flight Deck are amazing

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    Helmet's been working for 10 years, visor for 50. Love the setup. For No-Fog OTG sunglasses, shop the ski department at Bartell's. $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyski View Post
    May god bless you many a time
    "Yeah, well -- CS2-6 abides."
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    Face shield, of course.
    Unfortunately, I can't wear contacts, and while my Smith Knowledge turbofan goggles work (more or less) with glasses, they're not especially comfortable, the field-of-vision sucks, and the seal wouldn't make a walrus happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    Face shield, of course.
    Unfortunately, I can't wear contacts, and while my Smith Knowledge turbofan goggles work (more or less) with glasses, they're not especially comfortable, the field-of-vision sucks, and the seal wouldn't make a walrus happy.
    I use the Smith turbo fan with the prescription inserts they are the tits. Smith calls them the “Ocular Docking System, ODS.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    Face shield, of course.
    Unfortunately, I can't wear contacts, and while my Smith Knowledge turbofan goggles work (more or less) with glasses, they're not especially comfortable, the field-of-vision sucks, and the seal wouldn't make a walrus happy.
    I've seen people jogging with these visors in the hollywood hills. Maybe attach a baklava to the bottom and call it good?

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    You gotta kick it old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I've seen people jogging with these visors in the hollywood hills. Maybe attach a baklava to the bottom and call it good?

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    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a visor? do they go in front of your mouth for hands free snacking? if so, I bow to your genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    the seal wouldn't make a walrus happy.
    HA! Hahahahaha

    Thanks. I needed that
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a visor? do they go in front of your mouth for hands free snacking? if so, I bow to your genius.
    I don’t want to cunt up this thread, so I’ll start a baklava mount thread...

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    I’ve never used a face-shield helmet, but I have a few ideas about why I only see them on low-speed, groomer-oriented ski bunnies in stirrup stretch pants (NTTAWW stirrup stretch pants - in the right application at least).

    1) do you like face shots? I do - one of the easiest ways to know you’re having one of the best days of the season. You won’t like it with a visor helmet I think.

    2) in foul weather (storm and/or super cold), I strongly suspect the inside of the visor would quickly frozen-fog up.

    3) high speeds. Doesn’t seem like your eyes would be adequately protected from the wind (this applies to...regular old wind too)

    Goggles are made to keep the elements out. A visor would only seem to do half the job - great for ponce-ing about but not fully battle ready.

    P.S. I’ve had turbo-fans - complete nightmare

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    i used to rail on people with visor helmets. Super lame Euro look. Then i skied a day with Bode MIller, he wore one. Franz Klammer sports one as well.

    I would not be caught dead in one, but those guys certainly give it some credibility.

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    Yeah, kinda figured what the downside would be.
    Still, good enough for Bode & Franz is probably way cool for a jong like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    i used to rail on people with visor helmets. Super lame Euro look. Then i skied a day with Bode MIller, he wore one. Franz Klammer sports one as well.

    I would not be caught dead in one, but those guys certainly give it some credibility.
    M,
    I love Bode, great guy, amazing skier, etc etc but imagine that visor was from one of his sponsors, no? Super spendy?
    Like Kjuss, maker of $1700 jackets? or Bomber, maker of $2000 skis?
    likely this $750 helmet? https://bomberski.com/outline-logo-helmet.html

    Sure he does.... I would to

    OP if you want to spend $750 on a helmet knock yourself out, but I think working with Smith you could sort your glasses problem out for far less coin and have it work better in more conditions.

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    I wouldn’t be caught dead in them but imagine they’re pretty comfortable and will, in the end, take over; just like e-bikes.

    Starting to see more and more options available at a range of price points. From the retail/sales perspective it becomes very easy for high volume hire/rental shops at destination areas to rapidly sell four of these to a family rather than fit/sell each person for both helmets and goggles, as well as keeping everything stocked.

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    Look like they need a breath deflector like a snomo helmet.

    If turbos don't work otg, get rx goggles.

    Or just get LASIK/PRK/IOL and stop fucking around. you can afford 750$ helmets you can afford a lasik payment plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post

    Or just get LASIK/PRK/IOL and stop fucking around. you can afford 750$ helmets you can afford a lasik payment plan.
    Need LASIK? Try ICON Lasik, sponsor of Bode Miller....

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